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Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Centre-Val de Loire report

This report presents the results of the case study in the French region of Centre Val de Loire, analysing the role of its Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). It forms part of the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) project, which is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with DG Education and Culture.
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This report presents the results of the case study in the French region of Centre Val de Loire, analysing the role of its Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). It forms part of the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) project, which is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with DG Education and Culture. The case study has focused on three objectives:
1. To understand the role of the University of Orleans, the University of Tours and the INSA-Institute of Applied Sciences in the S3 of Centre Val de Loire
2. To analyse ways in which education / training dimensions can be integrated sustainably into the S3 governance system
3. To understand the role of lifelong learning / continuous education in the Centre-Val de Loire S3
4. To explore the policy mix and the complementarity of existing instruments to strengthen the role of universities in the research and innovation system.